This Is What it Would Look Like if Tess of the d’Urbervilles Was Set in India and Starred Freida Pinto

It would be called Trishna, and directed by Michael Winterbottom. Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles dealt with the love between a beautiful young peasant woman and the wealthy, pious son of a Reverend, as well stuff like class and the sexual double standard (a woman must be chaste in order to be… » 4/06/12 4:10pm 4/06/12 4:10pm

The British Ambassador, The Uzbek Stripper And The Dictator Who Boils Men Alive

Perhaps you remember hearing things about Uzbekistan, such as: it was catapulted to "important American ally" status after 9/11 for its border with Afghanistan; they employ torture there; by torturing I mean "boiling a man to death" torture; these and other human rights abuses were brought to light by a British… » 2/01/08 5:30pm 2/01/08 5:30pm

Why We Don't Blame Angelina For This Mighty Piece Of Crap

On Wednesday night one of us attended the premiere of the most intriguing product of the Hollywood "stop paying attention to our traffic violations and start paying attention to us heroically shedding light on international hotspots" wave that was the movie A Mighty Heart. It was not a very good movie, though Angelina… » 6/15/07 2:31pm 6/15/07 2:31pm